Forensic science combines natural science and criminal justice. Successful practitioners must have substantial technical expertise and knowledge, critical analytic and thinking abilities, superior communications skills and an awareness of the scientist's ethical responsibilities in the legal process.
Applying knowledge and technology from anthropology, biology and chemistry, forensic scientists interact with the criminal justice system to collect, examine and evaluate criminal evidence. This evidence may include hair, blood and other bodily fluids; tool and tire marks; residue from gunshots; and textile fibers from clothing and other materials.
Students pursuing the BS in Forensic Science at Loyola University Chicago benefit from expert faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, preparing them for careers in a variety of occupational settings. Apply today!
Program Mission Statement
To provide Loyola University Chicago students with a solid foundation in the natural sciences, to educate students in a broad range of forensic analytical techniques from a generalist perspective, to educate students in the various aspects of forensic science professional practice, to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills in approaching forensic science problems, and to prepare students for entry-level positions in forensic science laboratories and/or graduate/professional schooling in the forensic sciences.